Everything changed after I had babies. Every.Thing. But the biggest surprise for me was the one thing that nobody really warned you about. Leakage.
Now don’t get me wrong, I sort-of expected that … but I never really understood the extent to which the changes would reach. Sure, I prepared myself for sleepless nights and a drastically reduced social life. I even prepared myself for my saggy boobs but the regular, involuntary loss of bodily fluids from my southern regions was NOT something I remember anyone sufficiently warning me about.
That whole area has never operated to the same since my babies were born. And by that area I mean my vagina. My vajeen. My vajayjay. My private area, which lost all rights to privacy the moment I went in to labour. But just because it’s never been the same since doesn’t mean I don’t still love it. Oh, I do. I love that area. It’s very important to me and I look after it. With love. In my time as a mum I have serviced that area with a plethora of personal hygiene products. Maternity pads, regular pads, overnight pads, tampons, LBL Poise pads and panty-liners. That’s a lot of money… and landfill. Which is why I was intrigued to learn about this new underwear range called Modibodi.
Only a couple of years old, Modibodi is fashionable, comfortable, highly technical underwear, designed to empower women by protecting them against life’s annoying but very common unmentionables – sweat, light bladder leaks [LBL], menstrual onset, menstrual overflow/spotting, discharge, odour and breast milk leaks.
Let me just say here, that I’m not an early adopter. I’m a ‘let’s see what everyone thinks first’ adopter… it’s the risk aversion in me. But even though I don’t know anyone else [yet] that could tell me about these knickers I was encouraged to learn that they were designed and invented by an Australian mother of three, Kristy Chong, and surely she MUST know the problems I’m facing.
Well apparently she really, really does.
PLUS, they support us from a size 6 right up to Size 26. You bet – curvy ladies come on down, these are amazing!
And they now have Girls size 8/10 and 10/12 in their Acqua Sensual Brief. Mums are buying for their daughters to wear when they are expecting their periods.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
With absorbent/leak-proof (MODIFIER) and moisture wicking (MODIFIER AIR) technologies, that include anti-microbial properties to eliminate odour, and are stain resistant, Modibodi underwear lets you look and feel your best all the time.
ModibodiTM outer fabrics are of the highest quality and not only feel great to wear but offer superior technical properties that will keep you cool, dry and fresh.
The range is actually quite impressive. Not just a bikini and boyleg, the range caters for pretty much every type of women and need:
Maternity – Range of leak-proof underwear AND moisture-wicking breastfeeding singlets!
We put them through their paces and here’s what we had to say!
Tania Pradun, Deputy Editor
I wore the Classic Boyleg all day yesterday. Through walking the kids to school, carrying shopping bags in and out of the car, vacuuming the floor, a few spring sneezes and one totally random but well-timed coughing fit. This week is also THAT time of the month for me. No, not the other time, I’m MID-cycle. You know what I’m saying? The time that my body tells me that I’m fertile in the stickiest way… TMI??
Anyway I really did feel the difference. Honestly.
The fabric is gorgeous and feels amazing to wear. Almost like a second skin. Except for the padded gusset which, surprisingly, also feels amazing. I felt dry and safe and DEFINITELY noticed the difference from my usual under garments [Bonds].
And it wasn’t just me. Belinda also trialled a couples of pairs and today we did something we never thought we’d do. We discussed our knickers. We compared notes on how our underwear performed and got quite personal about just how much we ‘need’ that extra bit of protection. #oversharers, we know!
Belinda Jennings, Founder & Managing Editor
As a mum with a curvier figure, I often find it challenging to find comfortable underwear that fits me nicely without ‘digging in’ accentuating my ‘muffin top’ even more than it is already. Because of this I tend to stick to the brands I know fit me well and don’t really delve into the ‘sensual‘ or ‘sexy’ underwear styles as often as I should. I love my lines however wonder if designers don’t quite get what goes on once you get past the typical size 8 or 10. Anyone with me here?
So anyway, not being one to shop underwear online, and fluctuating between a 16-18 depending on brand and cut, I ordered the 16 and secretly crossed my fingers they’d fit me nicely.
I chose the Modibodi Sensual Hi Cut because I really liked the look of the lace trim at top and felt it would be comfortable across my tummy and hug my curves nicely. Needless to say it didn’t disappoint. The gorgeous magenta made a welcome pop of colour to my underwear drawer and the fabric is oh-so-SOFT!
It was divine to wear, and despite me expecting the underwear gusset to be bulkier than normal (cue expectation of wearing a sanitary pad), it really didn’t feel any different to normal underwear.
This particular day I was travelling to Melbourne for a Blogger event and as most women will know (none moreso than those like me with a larger figure), when you’re busy and on the go all day, one can get rather sweaty and damp ‘down there’. What blew me away was just how comfortable and dry I was, ALL DAY! I didn’t feel the slightest bit damp and while it sounds like TMI between friends, it really made a huge difference for me!
I also got a pair of the Full Cut Briefs in Black and put them through their paces the next day. They were a somewhat different feel to wear and to be honest, not as comfortable as the Sensual Hi Cut however still very comfy to wear. Again kept me super dry on my manic Behind the Scenes Blogging gig at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant (5am to 1pm NON STOP!). There wasn’t a ‘moist crutch’ in sight (thank God ’cause nobody wants to see that) and again this underwear really stood up to a hot, busy day.
To be completely honest with you, I never really bothered with panty liners BK (before kids). Oh my, now they’re a staple in my bathroom drawer and to be honest they are pretty expensive if you’re using them daily, AND they’re no good for the environment either (more landfill). Modibodi in my opinion are a clever way to cut down on costs, wear lovely underwear AND be good to the earth. #winning
Plus I did wonder (in case you are too), the gussets are black (even on my sexy pink number) so staining is not an issue in the event of period overflow etc.
To celebrate this amazing product, and because we love to hear what you’ve got to say (and give you free things), we’ve organised for 20 lucky readers to receive their own pair of Modibodi underwear for them to wear and tell us what they think.
To apply, complete the application form below in full and we’ll be in touch if you’re one of the 20 lucky readers. PLUS, every applicant will receive a BONUS DISCOUNT CODE for any further pairs they’d like to order.
If you’re breastfeeding, we have 2 of the breastfeeding singlets from the Modibodi Maternity Collection available for review as well so be sure to specify if you’d like to be considered for that.
If you’re lucky enough to be selected, we’ll send you a pair to trial. You’ll have 7 days to put them through their paces then be required to complete a short survey and come back to us with your honest and detailed feedback. That’s it – then they’re yours to keep and we will share what you had to say with our readers.
SO what are you waiting for? Get cracking and get your application in today!